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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Resurfaces In Flamenco-Inspired Band

Former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young recently collaborated with Brazilian artist Badi Assad (sister of the famed Assad Brothers) on a full-length CD entitled "Nowhere", now available via Badi's own WaterSongs Music label. Young, who had previously contributed to Assad's 1998 release, "Chameleon", reportedly draws from a more diverse list of influences for his latest venture, ...

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Booking Agent Slams VOIVOD Over NILE Tour Cancellation

The booking agent in charge of the forthcoming NILE tour of North America has slammed VOIVOD over the group's decision to cancel their participation in the upcoming month-long trek. VOIVOD were originally set to perform on the five-band bill alongside NILE, NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERKER. However, in an official statement released ...

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SKID ROW Announce U.S. Dates

SKID ROW have announced the following dates during October/November: Oct. 24 - Chantilly's - Manchester, NH Oct. 25 - Crossroads - Ellsworth, ME Oct. 26 - Liquid - Leominster, MA Oct. 30 - Don Hills - New York, NY Nov. 01 - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ Nov. 02 - The Cellar - Struthers, ...

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VOIVOD Still Part Of NILE U.S. Tour: Booking Agent

The booking agent in charge of the forthcoming NILE tour of North America has rejected as "incorrect" the reports of VOIVOD's non-participation in the trek. The tour, originally announced as a five-band package also featuring NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERER, was set to include VOIVOD in the middle slot, with a dozen ...

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SKID ROW To Issue New CD In November

The long-awaited new SKID ROW studio album, believed to be titled Thick Is The Skin, is complete and will be launched online within weeks, according to MelodicRock.com. The CD will be available on the band's soon-to-be-launched official web site (www.skidrow.com) within weeks, possibly as early as the first week of November. For the time being, ...

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TUFF To Appear On 'The Mullet Years 2'

The TUFF song "American Hair Band" is slated to appear on a Canadian compilation through Universal Records tentatively titled The Mullet Years 2. This CD will feature various tracks from MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, AEROSMITH, CINDERELLA, RATT, WHITESNAKE, KISS, SKID ROW, JUDAS PRIEST and more. TUFF will also appear on a seasonal CD this year called ...

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AGENT STEEL Continue Work On New CD

AGENT STEEL are continuing work on the follow-up to Omega Conspiracy, tentatively entitled Order of the Illuminati/Agent Steel Vol. 4, for an early 2003 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human Bullet 07. Insurrection 08. ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman Makes UK Game Show Appearance

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach was at London, England's BBC Studios last night for the taping of an episode of the game show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. "There will be an audience for the show and I haven't been to England since 1995 so you better believe I wanna see some FREAKS in the ...

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VIO-LENCE Begin Work On New Material, Prepare To Issue Live CD/DVD

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have commenced the songwriting process for a new studio album, according to a posting by guitarist Phil Demmel on the group's official web site. "Label heads are getting backing and distro ducks in a row," wrote Demmel. "All the releases ([reissue of] Eternal Nightmare, live album and the ...

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SKID ROW Line Up Club Dates

SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger, have announced a month's worth of club dates beginning in early October. The group's current itinerary is shaping up as follows: Sep. 28 – Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa State Fair Oct. 03 – Syracuse, NY @ Bridge Street Music Hall Oct. 04 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance ...

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SUPERFIX Joined By SINISSTAR Guitarist

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based act featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, are strongly rumored to have been joined by SINISSTAR guitarist China in the band's current line-up. The group, which also recently recruited an as-yet-undisclosed drummer, performed a showcase gig at Hollywood, ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman's Dad Passes Away

Our condolences go out to former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, whose dad, artist David Bierk, passed away on Wednesday, August 28th at the age of 58. Bierk had painted the cover for SKID ROW's #1 Billboard album Slave To The Grind, which was voted the 4th best album cover of the year in 1991 ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Found Dead

DROWNING POOL singer Dave Williams was found dead on the band's tour bus Wednesday afternoon (August 14th), according to a spokesperson for the group. He was 30 years old. The Dallas quartet was on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered. Ozzfest had played the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. ...

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THE LAST HARD MEN Enter Japanese Album Charts

The debut CD from Sebastian Bach's THE LAST HARD MEN — the former SKID ROW frontman's 1995 collaboration with Jimmy Chamberlin (drums, ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS), Kelley Deal (bass, ex-BREEDERS), and Jimmy Flemion (guitar, THE FROGS) — reportedly entered the Japanese Top 50 Album chart at position #22. ...

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THOUGHT CRIME Take Home $10,000 Prize In VULTURES ROW Band Contest

Richmond, California's THOUGHT CRIME were the winners of the Vultures Row $10,000 band contest, which was held on Saturday, August 3rd on San Francisco's Treasure Island. Nine bands in total competed for the prize, including UNJUST, TRAGEDY ANDY and THE SICK, while MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB and DEATH ANGEL headlined the event. THOUGHT CRIME's next appearance ...

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UNJUST Added To Oakland's TATTOO THE EARTH

San Francisco Bay Area metallers UNJUST have just been added to the 2002 Tattoo The Earth festival. The event will be held at the Oakland Coliseum (home of the Oakland Raiders) on Friday, August 9th. UNJUST will be performing a forty-five minute set on Friday featuring new, previously-unreleased material. Tickets are $20 and are available ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer Comments On New BILLY IDOL Keyboardist, Unreleased BALL Album

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy recently commented on the addition of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian to IDOL's summer touring line-up. Said Tichy: "There's a new keyboardist in the mix... It's none other than...the keyboardist's keyboardist... the hardest working keyboardist in the music business... the keyboardist with the full ...

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SKID ROW's SCOTTI HILL: New Album Should Be Out In October

SKID ROW are planning on issuing their long-awaited new CD, tentatively entitled Thick Is The Skin, in October through an as-yet-undetermined label, according to the latest update from guitarist Scotti Hill. "We'll be back in the studio on the Rock Never Stops tour break in September," stated Hill. "It shouldn't take more then a week ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: "I Did Not Plead Guilty To Anything"

Contrary to previous reports that former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach had pleaded guilty to marijuana possession earlier this week, Bach's attorney Frank DeSevo released the following statement today: "Sebastian pled guilty to nothing and was found guilty of nothing. He applied for a conditional discharge, which was granted by the court on Monday [July ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Pleads Guilty To Marijuana Possession Charge

Despite Sebastian Bach's declaration after his arrest in March that "the truth will become known," the former SKID ROW singer pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession at his hearing in Middletown, New Jersey on Monday, according to MTV.com. His other charges of disorderly conduct, simple assault and making terrorist threats were dismissed, partially ...

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Exclusive DEF LEPPARD Items To Be Auctioned On eBay

DEF LEPPARD's record label, Mercury Records, will team up with auction site eBay to auction a number of exclusive LEPPARD items, with the main auction being one of the T-shirts used in the "Now" video, autographed by all band members. All proceeds of the auctions, which will start on July 30th and end on August ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Tribute CD: "A Tribute To The Priest"

On September 9th, Nuclear Blast Records will be issuing a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album, entitled A Tribute To The Priest. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ANNIHILATOR - "Hell Bent For Leather" 02. PRIMAL FEAR - "Metal Gods" 03. WITCHERY - "Riding On The ...

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SKID ROW To Release "Thick Is The Skin" In Early 2003

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger, have finished recording eight or nine songs for the group's long-awaited comeback release, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is tentatively due to surface in early 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the cuts set to appear on the group's first new CD since 1995's ...

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